James Franco In Negotiations to Direct ‘Those Guys Have All the Fun’ Story of the Birth of ESPN

those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN‘James Franco is in negotiations to direct Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN at Focus Features.

The project is based on a 2011 book James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales that offered an exhaustive chronicle of the birth of the now ubiquitous sports network, told through some 500 interviews with current and former staffers.

Although Franco sometimes appears in the movies he directs, he is not expected to take a role in Those Guys Have All the Fun.

Franco, who has stayed just as busy as a director as an actor in recent years, most recently starred in and produced the critically acclaimed film The Disaster Artist. Though he has been quiet on the deals front as he faced allegations of sexual misconduct that was uncovered by the Los Angeles Times, charges he denied.

MV5BMjA4MzMzNDM5MF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMjQ0MDk0NDM@._V1_Although he is reading for the second season of his HBO series The Deuce, a period look at the porn industry, Those Guys Have All the Fun would mark his first high-profile deal since Franco was swept up in the #MeToo movement and would bode well for his future career prospects, which seemed shaky just months ago when he was snubbed for a best actor Oscar nomination.

Franco is repped by UTA. Anonymous Content and Sloane Offer.

Collider first reported the news of Franco’s negotiations.

Via Hollywood Reporter

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